The author of the bestselling book "The Plantagenets" picks up the story of the English crown where his last book left off. It describes how the longest-reigning British royal family tore itself apart and was replaced by the Tudors.
Big time greed comes to a small East Coast town in Jane Smiley’s twelfth novel, set in the heady world of real estate development in the 1980s. Diane talks with the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist about a decent real estate agent seduced by a get-rich-quick scheme that turns out to be too good to be true
- Jane Smiley author of four works of nonfiction and more than ten novels, including "A Thousand Acres," which won the Pulitzer Prize
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